Eat Your Words: Melodramatic and Campari Tomato
Devouring books and crafting meals is great—but sounding smart while you do it is even better. That’s why we’re teaching you to eat your words. In this weekly guide, we introduce one literary device (PAPER) and one culinary term (PLATES) everyone should know.
Melodramatic (adjective): a form of literature marked by excessive emotion and action that ends on an artificially happy note.
Example: In her recommendation this week, Katie describes Ned Beauman's Boxer, Beetle as melodramatic. This is because the plot of the novel is highly sensationalized and sentimental. Other examples of melodramatic works are Gothic novels and romantic comedies. How to Lose A Guy In 10 Days, anyone?
Campari tomato (noun): a juicy cocktail tomato noted for its high sugar and low acid levels.
Example: Campari tomatoes are the ideal variety for Katie's Naughty Hot Tomatoes because they lack mealiness, are a beautiful deep red and grow to the perfect size for an appetizer or side dish: larger than a cherry tomato but smaller than a plum tomato. At the grocery store, seek out the "tomato on the vine" variety; that's often what Camparis are called.